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Fatal Fire Investigation

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

The fire broke out Sunday around 7 p.m. at the Emerald Acres Mobile Home Park, located on the 3700 block of North Cascade.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. An investigation team arrived at the home around noon Monday and continued working through the day.

Ella Cannedy lived in the home, and her mentally-disabled son visited on the weekends. He was there when the house caught on fire. Neighbors say he came out of the house and started screaming. His mother was lying on the couch, and neighbors called 911. One neighbor recounts, "By the time I got off the phone, it was burning real good inside, started coming up through the trailer." One neighbor tried to get into the house to rescue the trapped woman, but the mobile home was already engulfed in flames, and Ella Cannedy was still inside.

This fire hits close to home for neighbors, who saw the blaze outside their windows, taking the life of someone they knew. “It cost her her life, and that's the sadness of it," says one neighbor.

Firefighters say Cannedy probably died as a result of the fire, but an autopsy is underway to determine the exact cause.


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